ANALYSIS

National Policy for ICTs in School Education
The draft document on National Policy for ICT in school education is quite exhaustive in its scope and takes into account all facets of ICT education in schools - namely basic ICT skills, use of ICT in the classroom for teaching-learning of subjects and the use of ICT for school management. more....

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill

As promised by the Union HRD minister to enact the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, which seeks to make education a fundamental right of every child in the age group of six to 14 years has been passed in the Lok Sabha unanimously. Some observations. more.......

Comments on theDraft National Policy for ICT in School Education
The draft document on National Policy for ICT in school education is quite exhaustive in its scope and takes into account all facets of ICT education in schools...The biggest challenge of the policy would be to ensure that the education sector understands and effectively uses the technology. more.......

lectureThe Central Universities Laws (Amendment) Bill - 2008
The Government introduced the Central Universities Bill, 2008 in the Lok Sabha. The legislation seeks to create 12 new Central Universities and upgrade four existing State universities as Central University. more.......

The Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2008
A bill to provide for free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as more.....

The Right to Education Bill, 2005
The 86th Constitution Amendment Act added Article 21A affirming that every child between the age of 6 and 14 years has the right to free and compulsory education. The Right to Education Bill seeks to give effect to this Amendment more.....

Education Cess
To give a boost to primary education in the country and in conformity with the Common Minimum Programme of the UPA government, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on July 2004 proposed to levy a Educationcess of two per cent on income tax, corporation tax, excise and customs duties and service tax. The new cess more.....

Shortage of Teachers in Institutions of Higher Learning
The problem of shortage of teachers is being witnessed at all levels in the country, and it has been there for years. Currently, the biggest challenge faced by higher educational institutions in India is the acute shortage of qualified and competent faculties. This has hit more....

Innovative Funding for Higher Education
There is a growing importance of Higher Education around the world. Today higher education is vital for nation’s economic growth and also vital for promoting core human values. Lessons what we have learnt for economic theories more.....

Fees in Higher Education

The key to the success of knowledge economy lies in the quality and motivation of the human resources that Institution of higher learning employs along with the infrastructure it operates with and the milieu it functions under.  Quality of human resource is function of emoluments that is offered to the faculty, infrastructure facilities, institutional flexibility and maintenance of academic and training standards.  All this require raising of financial resources more.....

Admission in Nursery Schools: Criteria and Procedure
The question of admissions to nursery schools, especially in the bigger cities of the country, has been a matter of intense debate in the educational circles during the past few decades. The issue is so contagious that more.....

The Suprem Court Judgement on Reservation

In a ruling that is going to grant greater autonomy to unaided colleges across the country, the Supreme Court in an order on August 12, 2005 freed them from the obligation to admit any students against the Government quota in medical, engineering and other professional courses. States can't enforce reservation policy in unaided colleges more.....

The draft Bill -- Private Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Bill 2005

This bill has a provision for reservation of seats. Private aided/unaided institutions would reserve seats for SCs/STs/socially, educationally and economically weaker sections in general category to such an extent as notified by the UGC. Deemed universities would have to reserve 50% seats for students of the state where it is located and for SCs/ STs /weaker sections as notified by the UGC. more........

Reservation in Education- Affirmative action must be coupled with a responsible approach

The union HRD Minister has mooted the proposed to add 27 per cent reservation for OBC to the existing 22.5-per cent reservation for SC and ST in the IITs, Indian Institutes of Management, All the Central Universities and other institutes managed by the Central government more...

25 percent reservation of weaker sections in public schools
Delhi High Court in its order dated 20.01.2004 directed the Delhi government and the land owning agencies to ensure compliance by public schools of the land allotment condition of providing admission to the extent of 25% to the children belonging to weaker sections of the society and grant them freeship more...

Nursery Admission in the Private Schools of Delhi
The admission process to nursery classes has been the subject of much controversy in recent years. Private unaided schools, in particular, have come under critical scrutiny for their admission procedures. This issue has more.....


 
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